Once upon a time, a simple story...
The little giraffe was born on May 25, 1961 ... Saint Sophie's day. Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree, Sophie’s flexible, renewable, natural materials and non-toxic paint mean she is a safe and natural teething toy for your little one.
Since her creation in 1961, Sophie the Giraffe has wowed over 50 million babies (and parents!) worldwide with her natural beauty and charm, and her retro style has ensured that she has remained fashionable for over 50 years.
In France, 9 out of 10 newborn babies are given their own Sophie la girafe.
Still the same, even after more than 50 years … she hasn’t dated in the slightest...
Sophie the Giraffe is specifically designed to stimulate all five of a baby’s senses. She is slender, flexible and soft, and your baby can squeeze and chew her in complete safety. Loveable and amusing, she makes a happy sound when squeezed, which stimulates hearing and helps your baby to understand the link between cause and effect. She is perfect for soothing sore gums when teething. Your child will love Sophie!
How Does Sophie Stimulate the 5 Senses?
Sight: At the age of 3 months babies' eyesight is still limited, and they can only make out stark contrasts. The dark and contrasting attention-catching spots all over Sophie the Giraffe’s body provide visual stimulation and she soon becomes a familiar and reassuring object for baby.
Hearing:Her squeaker keeps baby amused, stimulates hearing and, later, helps baby to understand the link between cause and effect.
Taste:Sophie the Giraffe is made of 100% natural rubber and food paint, and is completely safe and natural to chew. Her soft texture and numerous chewable parts (ears, horns, legs) make her perfect for soothing baby's sore gums when teething.
Touch:Touch is the first means baby has of communicating with the outside world. Sophie the Giraffe's soft feel, which warms to the touch, is just like mummy's skin, thereby stimulating soothing physiological and emotional responses that soothe baby.
Smell: The singular scent of natural rubber (from the Hevea tree) makes Sophie the Giraffe very special and easy for your child to identify amongst all their other toys.
Easy-to-Grip: Sophie the Giraffe's shape and 17 cm size are perfect for baby's small hands. She is very light and her long legs and neck are easy for baby to grip, even from the earliest days.